Northwest, AR Social Security Disability Attorneys
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
Each year in the United States millions of Americans receive some form of social security disability benefits. Approximately 17.5% of adults suffer from functional limitations that make it difficult to perform daily tasks.
Disabling conditions are relatively common among adults, but obtaining social security disability benefits can be difficult due to the complex process. It can take months even years before your SSD claim gets approved or even denied. That is why it is critical to have a team of experienced SSD lawyers on your side to help you get through the process and help your claim be approved faster.
Your work and medical history are extremely important when filing for SSD benefits. Make sure to keep a detailed record of all medical conditions, doctor visits, and medical records; this is critical. At Caddell Reynolds, your case will be handled by an experienced Arkansas Social Security Disability attorney who will make sure your files are up to date and filed properly.
If your disability prevents you from working and earning an income and you’ve worked enough “quarters” (and earned enough of an income) to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability.
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Caddell Reynolds has been serving Arkansas & Oklahoma clients for many years. Our experienced Crittenden County social security disability attorneys are dedicated to finding solutions to problems for our clients. Contact us at one of our offices near you for a free consultation.
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Northwest Arkansas (NWA, officially designated by the United States Census Bureau as the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area) includes Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville, the third, fourth, eighth and tenth largest cities in Arkansas. These cities are located within Benton and Washington counties; NWA also includes Madison County in Arkansas and McDonald County, Missouri, according to the Census Bureau definition.
Arkansas Bar Association– The ArkBar represents its members’ interests, provides money-saving services, promotes the profession, and alerts members to the issues created by proposed legislation that affect their law practice.
University of Arkansas School Of Law– The University of Arkansas School of Law is ranked among the top 10 “Values in Legal Education” and is among the top 42 public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. Students get to live in one of the nation’s “Best College Towns” before joining an international alumni network.
Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission (NWARPC)– was formed in 1966 through a cooperative agreement between Benton County, Washington County, and the cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Springdale. As the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the NWARPC provides the framework for joint cooperation and decision-making in the planning and prioritization of transportation system improvements.
Overview of the Social Security Disability Application Process
You can apply online for Social Security Disability on the Social Security Administration’s website. To begin, you will need to print out the Adult Disability Checklist that provides a list of information necessary to complete your SSD application. In addition to citizenship and birth information, you will need proof of the following:
- Marriage or divorce documents
- Name(s) of prior spouse(s) in marriages lasting at least 10 years or ending in the death of the spouse
- Beginning and ending dates and locations of all marriages
- Employment and/or self-employment details (if applicable) and W-2s
- Your social security information (amount of lifetime earnings)
- Bank account and direct deposit information
- List of medical conditions preventing you from working
- Detailed information regarding your doctors, specialty physicians, and hospitals and clinics visited
- Dates and addresses describing all medical exams, tests, and treatments received
- Education information, including high school, college, and vocational certifications
This is just a partial list of items needed to complete a Social Security Disability application, but should give you an idea of all the records you need to gather to get the process moving forward.
Why You Should Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney
Social Security Disability applications submitted by experienced attorneys have a greater chance of being approved the first time than applications submitted by individuals seeking benefits. When Social Security representatives encounter applicants represented by legal counsel, they are well aware these applications are correctly filled out with all the documentation included. In other words, Social Security representatives know that denying such claims will produce an immediate appeal by the applicant’s attorney.
A Social Security Disability appeal can be complicated and confusing as you potentially face four different levels of appeal. In addition to the Social Security Administration reviewers and their attorneys, you are also responsible for filing the complaint in the appropriate Federal District Court in your area. You must also present an opening brief, a reply brief and ensure that required legal documents are received on time. Finally, if you do pursue your Social Security Disability appeal without legal counsel, you risk having your appeal dismissed if federal court rules are not explicitly followed. This is one of many reasons why it is essential that you are represented by a Social Security Disability attorney with Nolan Caddell Reynolds who is experienced with writing Social Security Disability appeal briefs at the Federal District Court level.
If you are preparing to file a Social Security Disability application or if you have been denied, contact a Social Security Disability attorney at Nolan Caddell Reynolds at 866-242-0452 for a free legal consultation.